Category Archives: Empty Nest

To the future generation… you’re on my mind

I’m no longer outraged by Trump. Rather I’m consistently outraged and disillusioned with all those who continue to overlook, excuse, ignore, and enable all he is doing to undermine our republic. I’ve always been a political moderate, and I have … Continue reading

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One thing I’m weary of hearing & One thing I love to hear #immigration

If I have to hear one more time… “they just need to wait in line.” Really Jeff Sessions?! What do you know about it? What about the child who has escaped their country with their life as the local gang … Continue reading

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On Mimi~

Source: On Mimi~

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Super excited to welcome a new family member, aka my future son in law!

By the way, his name is Conner Kennedy. We’ve loved him for 6 years. Now the adventure continues. Read their story here! #love

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Happy Birthday Alexandra!

Dear Alli, Wait, it’s been 30 years?! I still remember the purple sweater I wore often during my pregnancy. It was like a snugly blanket, keeping us both cozy & warm that winter. We didn’t know it at the time, … Continue reading

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Do you read scripture like a Pharisee or like Jesus?

Originally posted on The Upside Down World:
Way back in college, I took a class on the history of religion in America. One day during a discussion about some Christian evangelist, one of the other students offered this criticism of…

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Pain & Grief election style

It’s my honor to know 3 young women who have shared transparent and very vulnerable stories this past week. Their stories may be yours, or very similar, or they may not resonate at all.  As humans we need empathy for … Continue reading

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Being Christian During A Trump Presidency

Originally posted on Public Orthodoxy:
by Aristotle Papanikolaou When it comes to voting, I had always thought that there was never a way for Christians to vote with clean hands. Regardless of party or candidate, a Christian could not vote…

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So… I poured my heart and soul into this election

It’s the day after. The most qualified person ever to run for President lost, and I am mourning what could have been. I know of so many octogenarian and nonagenarians, and for that matter women in their teens, twenties, thirties, … Continue reading

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On things I want my kids to know and/or remember 💬

Above all, always love. Even the annoying coworker, friend, and family member. Also, love your enemies. No one should be exempt from your love. As you rise in the morning remember it’s your job to love. This, above all else. … Continue reading

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